Weekly Guided Brahmaviharas – Updated Links

 

Here at the monastery we are aware of the pandemic, and the illness and deaths it has unexpectedly brought on. This can be strong medicine for us as practitioners, a reminder of the fleeting nature and value of all human life, a reminder to use our time well, to demonstrate compassion and wisdom.

Therefore, as an additional support at this time, Ven. Dhammadipa will be offering online metta (kindness) and karuna (compassion) meditations. These sessions are a simple way to gather together with others from the Aloka Vihara community.

Guided meditations will be available on Thursdays at 4:00 pm Pacific US time, beginning March 26th. The meeting will open Thursdays at 3:30 pm, so that you can connect and talk with each other as much or as little as you like. Ven. Dhammadipa will join by 4:00 pm, offering only the guided meditation, without any additional interaction since she is still on retreat. The meditation will be about 20 or 30 minutes in length, and you can stay online meditating with the group until the meeting ends around 4:45.

To join the Zoom Meeting with video click on this link:

https://zoom.us/j/141474790?pwd=MlNYL2o2Ty9GZ3cyaFNoK3U1UzdBZz09

Meeting ID: 141 474 790
Password: 03220322

To join the Zoom Meeting by phone, dial one of these numbers and then enter the zoom meeting number and password when prompted:

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 141 474 790
Password: 03220322

If you are new to Zoom, just write a note to <retreatresponse> at <gmail.com>, and we will send you additional instructions.

There is no need to register or RSVP. These meditations will not be recorded, and will be offered weekly through April 16th, when everyone at Aloka Vihara emerges from winter retreat.

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